Rosemary Nelson Inquiry Report

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 4:05 pm on 23rd May 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne 4:05 pm, 23rd May 2011

I respect the Secretary of State’s apology. Clearly the Government, to some degree, failed to protect one of our citizens, so it is only right that they apologise. It was the right decision, and I respect the tenor of his apology. It was a desperate time, and Rosemary Nelson’s murder was a desperate act. However, will he give an assurance that the economic cuts faced by Northern Ireland will have no negative impact on the key persons protection scheme? It has been amended and improved since Rosemary Nelson’s desperate murder, but it is vital that it is maintained.